Colorado Ballet will host the first Attitude on Santa Fe at 6:30 p.m. on September 19 in the Black Box Theater at the Armstrong Center for Dance, 1075 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO. The event will include a three course meal and wine, followed by the performance of three new ballets choreographed and performed by Colorado Ballet dancers.
“Attitude on Santa Fe is a wonderful opportunity to not only see Colorado Ballet’s dancers perform in our intimate Black Box Theater, but it is also a way to see new works choreographed by the dancers themselves,” said Gil Boggs, Colorado Ballet Artistic Director. “When we moved into our new home on Santa Fe Drive last year, we wanted to showcase new works in our fantastic theater space. This is the perfect event to see innovative choreography created by three aspiring choreographers.”
Sean Omandam’s new work, Scatterplot will feature ten of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to the music of Radicalfashion. The name of the ballet comes from the statistical term of a summary of two variables of data in which each unique contributes to the point on the scatterplot, but the points are not joined.
Kevin Gaël Thomas’ new ballet, Nostalgia will feature two different pieces of music: "Elegie" by composer Gabriel Faure and "La Memoire et La Mer" from the French singer and poet Leo Ferre. The ballet features seven dancers. “The piece portrays the nostalgia of the meaningful moments shared with the people we have met throughout our existence; from the first encounters growing to the passionate moments that eventually fade away…,” said Thomas.
Kevin Hale’s new work, Sinister Love will feature seven of Colorado Ballet’s dancers performing to three songs by Max Richter, “On the Nature of Daylight,” “Sketchbook,” and “November.” The ballet features a dancer portraying the character of Death, who falls in love with a woman and it gravely impacts the people around her.
Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $75 and seating is limited. To register, visit www.coloradoballet.org/events.
Colorado Ballet plans to host another Attitude on Santa Fe event with different works by Colorado Ballet’s dancers in early 2016.